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Potting Bench

This potting bench is a great addition to your backyard and keeps all your gardening tools organized and easily accessible.

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Cut List:
2 – 2x4 @ 61-1/2” (back legs)
2 – 2x4 @ 35-1/4” (front legs)
4 – 2x4 @ 22” (side aprons)
10 – 1x4 @ 39” (front aprons, short shelf boards, back shelf)
10 – 1x4 @ 42” (long shelf boards, back boards)
2 – 1x4 @ 24” both ends cut at 45 degrees, long point to short point measurement (cross support)


Cut List:
2 – 2x4 @ 61-1/2” (back legs)
2 – 2x4 @ 35-1/4” (front legs)
4 – 2x4 @ 22” (side aprons)
10 – 1x4 @ 39” (front aprons, short shelf boards, back shelf)
10 – 1x4 @ 42” (long shelf boards, back boards)
2 – 1x4 @ 24” both ends cut at 45 degrees, long point to short point measurement (cross support)
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Mark the back legs from the bottom at 11-1/4” and 35-1/4”. Attach with 2-1/2” exterior deck screws the 22” long side aprons to the back legs, matching marks with tops of aprons. Then mark the front legs 1-1/2” in from front edge and also 11-1/4” up from bottom of leg. Attach other side of 22” long side aprons to the front legs.


Mark the back legs from the bottom at 11-1/4” and 35-1/4”.  Attach with 2-1/2” exterior deck screws the 22” long side aprons to the back legs, matching marks with tops of aprons.  Then mark the front legs 1-1/2” in from front edge and also 11-1/4” up from bottom of leg.  Attach other side of 22” long side aprons to the front legs.
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Attach front aprons to the side aprons with 2” deck screws and glue.


Attach front aprons to the side aprons with 2” deck screws and glue.
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Shelving – Place shelving boards on bottom shelf. Attach with about a ½” gap in between shelf boards with 2” exterior deck screws. Repeat for top shelf.


Shelving – Place shelving boards on bottom shelf.  Attach with about a ½” gap in between shelf boards with 2” exterior deck screws.  Repeat for top shelf.
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Cross bracing – cut cross bracing at 45 degree angles on ends. Attach to back legs and the back shelf board with 2” exterior deck screws and glue.


Cross bracing – cut cross bracing at 45 degree angles on ends.  Attach to back legs and the back shelf board with 2” exterior deck screws and glue.
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Hutch Back – Attach hutch back boards to back legs with 2” exterior deck screws, leaving about 2” gap in between boards.


Hutch Back – Attach hutch back boards to back legs with 2” exterior deck screws, leaving about 2” gap in between boards.
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Hutch Shelf – Screw through back boards and back legs into the hutch shelf board sides and back to attach with 2” exterior deck screws.


Hutch Shelf – Screw through back boards and back legs into the hutch shelf board sides and back to attach with 2” exterior deck screws.
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Accessories – Add hooks and towel bar for additional accessories.


Accessories – Add hooks and towel bar for additional accessories.
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Betsyj59
Betsyj59

This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks so much Anna White.

MISSDEE
MISSDEE

its GREAT for small space but got whst u neef

rudyalvarado7
rudyalvarado7

Made this as part of my wife's mother's day gift. Sanded all the corners and added a nice stain. Came out beautiful. Thank you.

Vladimir
Vladimir

Отлично!!!!!!!!!!

uWishuCould
uWishuCould

on my 2Do list now ... tysm

Mike Mercer
Mike Mercer

Starting this build next week, I am making it as a christmas gift for my Mother whom loves gardening. I am thinking maybe using Cedar? Any recommendations as it will be kept outdoors all the time.

Mike Mercer
Mike Mercer

I am assuming all these measurements are in inches?

Tech-nic-Allie
Tech-nic-Allie

It looks like the tool bench my dad built for me when I was 4. Except the back has pegboard and the bottom shelf has plywood on the bottom of the 2*4's so it makes a scrap wood storage shelf with the 2*4 lip around it. I still have it if you want a photo. (I am 11 now) We have the same initials Anna. A&W like the rootbeer. I have an A&W shirt for that reason. (I don't really like the rootbeer, but fun to have a shirt with my initials on it.

Househusband
Househusband

Thanks for the plans Ana.

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Ana White

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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Categories: Exterior Spaces, Other

Materials Used:

  • Speed Square

  • Measuring Tape

  • Clamps

  • Workbench

  • Safety Glasses/Hearing Protection


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